IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.
updated 01/18/2020


'Information Wanted'
Irish Immigrant Ads Placed in Irish Newspapers


This data was contributed by Cathy Joynt Labath and S. Ferrall for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb

Of Michael O'Neil; when last heard from (2 years ago) he was teaming on the Lafayette & Wabash Canal, and boarded with Denis Keeffe, of Lafayette, Ia. He formerly worked for Thomas Martin at Niles, Michigan. Any information of him will be thankfully received by his mother, Catherine Devlin, Durfield, Livingston County, Michigan. (Boston Pilot, 10/16/1852)

Of Daniel C. Moran & his daughter, Catherine, when last heard from (in 1840) were in Kingston, U.C. Any information will be thankfully received by his daughter, Eliza Higgins, Lafayette, Ia. [ad. is placed under co. Roscommon] (Boston Pilot, 4/30/1853)

Of James and John Collins, Grange, parish Morough, co Limerick, who were in the State of New York, near Buffalo, when last heard of. Any information thankfully received by their brother, Patrick Collins, Lafayette, Ia. (Boston Pilot, 09/3/1853)

Of Thos. Salmon , who left his father's house, Alermake co, Iowa, in last September; heard he went to St Louis. Information will be received by his uncle, Jos. Salmon, 3 Salutation street, Boston, Ms. (Boston Pilot, Boston, Mass.; Information Wanted Ads; March 11, 1854)

Of John O'Neil, a native of the city of Dublin, who landed in Quebec in 1831, with his father, Henry, his stepmother, and brother Charles, and there learned the boot and shoe making trade. Information received by his brother Charles, Lycurgus, Allamakee county, Iowa. (Boston Pilot, Boston, Mass.; Information Wanted Ads; January 3, 1857)

Of Denis Fitsgerald, a native of parish Abbeyfeale, co Limerick, aged about 26 years, and fair-haired, who landed in Boston in August, 1849; when last heard from was in the Columbia College, Washington, D.C. Information received by his brother David, Union Prairie P.O., Alamacee county, Iowa. (Boston Pilot, 6/6/1857)

Of Patrick Thornton, aged 15 years, raised from 8 years at St Vincent's Asylum, Baltimore, and left there about 2 years ago. His father has 80 acres of land and a home for him, and wants him, the worst way, to come to him. Please address Patrick Thornton, Wexford, Alemakee county, Iowa. (Boston Pilot, Boston, Mass.; Information Wanted Ads; September 3, 1859)

Of Maurice Fitzgerald, a Tailor from Kerry, destination Worcester, MA. Address his brother Michael Fitzgerald of Union Prarie, Alamakee, Ia. (Boston Pilot, Boston, Mass.; Information Wanted Ads; February 16, 1861)

Of Maurice Fitzgerald, a tailor by trade, of parish of Ballincurty, co. Kerry, son of John Fitzgerald and Mary Bowle. When last heard from he was in Worcester, Mass. Any information will be thankfully received by his brother Michael, Union Prairie, Alamakee co., Iowa. (Boston Pilot, 2/16/1861)

Of Anne Crosby, of parish of Oldtown, county of Dublin; when last heard from she made a visit to her father, Christopher Crosby, and her brother Peter, on Alleghany Mountain, No. 9, Pennsylvania, where they resided. She left there to go to New York City, and has not been heard from since - this was in 1854 or '55. Any person knowning of her whereabouts, either dead or alive, will confer a great favor on her father, Christopher Crosby, of Harpers Ferry, Allamakee county, Iowa. (Pilot, Boston, Mass.; February 3, 1866; Information Wanted column)

Of Michael Walsh, a native of Bantry, county Cork, Ireland; when last heard from, 15 years ago, he was living in Norway village, Oxford county, state of Maine, with his wife and family; he left there for Rhode Island. Any informaiton of him will be thankfully received by his sister, Catherine Walsh. Address Catherine McGarrity, Lansing, Allamakee county, Iowa. (Boston Pilot, 8/24/1867)

Of Richard McLaughlin, stone-cutter by trade, native of Farrinville, parish of [?Ahabe] Queen's county, who came to this country about [15 or 18] years ago; and was three years in Columbus, Ohio, left there and went to Ellesville, Missouri, and married Catherine Kinue, county Roscommon; when last heard from him, his father left him going into the city hospital in St. Louis with sore eyes about 13 years ago. Any information of him, or his wife, will be thankfully received by his sisters, Ellen and Hahnah McLaughlin, address Timmothy Carroll, Lansing, Allamakee county, Iowa. >St. Louis, Mo., and Dayton, Ohio papers please copy. (Pilot, Boston, Mass.; February 8, 1868; Missing Friends column)

$5 Reward [for information] Of Bridget Murphy, a native of the parish of Kaltenie, Mount Jubilee, Bangor Erris, county Mayo, Ireland, who came to this country about fifteen years ago; when last heard from she left her brother James, March 16, 1857. Any information of her will be thankfully received by her brother, John Murphy, care of Patrick Joyce, Lansing, Allamakee county, Iowa. (Pilot, Boston, Mass.; May 30, 1868; Missing Friends column)

Of Timothy Ryan, who left Ireland about 20 years ago from the parish of Balana, county Tipperary, who came to Harper's Ferry. I have not heard from hiim for about 12 years. He is a boot and shoe maker by trade. Any information of his whereabouts will be thankfully received by Patrick McInearney, Neenah, Winnebago county, Wis. (Boston Pilot, 4/8/1868)

Of Patrick Brick, a native of the parish of Balysteen, county Limerick, Ireland; when last heard from, in March, 1866, he was in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. Also, his brother, Denis, when last heard from in April, 1861, he was in Mobile, Alabama. Should this meet their eye, or any person knowing their whereabouts, would confera favor aby addressing a few lines to their mother, who is anxious to hear from them. Direct to Susan Brick, Holland Post-office, Brown county, Wisconsin. (Boston Pilot, 06/13/1868)

Of Timothy Fitzgerald, son of Johannah and Edward Fitzgerald, of the parish of Kilterley, county Limerick, who left his home in Harper's Ferry, Allamakee county, Iowa, 8 years ago last fall; when last heard from he was at a friends house, named John Fitzgerald, in Maysville, Kentucky, about four years ago, and told him he thought he would enlist. Any information of his whereabouts will be thankfully received by his father, Edward Fitzgerald, or his cousin, John Collins, Harper's Ferry, Allamakee county, Iowa. (Boston Pilot, 1/30/1869)

Of Barney Duffy, who left Philadelphia in the year 1856, for the west. Information will be thankfully received by his brothers, Michael and James Duffy. Address James Duffy, Lycurgus Post Office, Allamakee County, Iowa, in care of Michael Dougherty. (Irish-American Newspaper, Information Wanted column, July 17, 1869)

Of James Curren; when last heard from him was in Elmira, Mo. Any person knowing his whereabouts would confer a favor on his sister, Mrs. Lamb, by writing to Lansing P.O., Alamakee county, Iowa. (Boston Pilot, 3/12/1870)

Of Michael Linnen, son of Patrick Linnen, county Wicklow; who left his home at Rising Sun, Crauford county, Wisconsin, in September, 1869; when last heard of was in Lansing, Iowa, in the winter of 1869 and '70; his age is 18 years the 27th of May, 1871. Information of him will be received by his anxious father, Patrick Linnen, Rising Sun, Crauford county, Wis. (Boston Pilot, 7/15/1871)

Of Thomas Brophy, aged 27 years who left Lansing, Iowa, about 2 years ago; when last heard of, about 18 months ago, was in Duckport, Madison parish, La.; he was a soldier in the Ninth Iowa Cavalry; was about five feet eight inches in height. Information of him, dead or alive, will be received by his brother, Joseph Brophy, Harper's Ferry, Allamakee county, Iowa. (Boston Pilot, Boston, Mass.; Information Wanted Ads; November 2, 1872)

Of Michael Danaher, of Renevana, parish of Doon, county Limerick; a tailor by trade; when last heard from was living in Boston, Mass. Information of him will be received by his brother, Timothy Danaher, Dorchester, Allamakee county, Iowa. (Boston Pilot, 12/26/1874)

$25 Reward [for information] Of Terence Bresnehan, from near Castle Island, county Kerry, who came to New York about 45 or 50 years ago; was a contractor, or superintendent, of Bridges or Public Works in the Eastern States; supposed to have died about three years ago, leaving a large property to his brother's children. Information of him will be received, and the above reward paid, by writing to his nephew, Terence Bresnehan, Waukon, Allamakee county, Iowa. (Pilot, Boston, Mass.; March 22, 1879; Missing Friends column)

Of James Lambe, a native of county Louth; when last heard from, 19 years ago, was in Hannibal, Mo. By addressing Mrs. Bridge Lambe, Lansing, Allamakee county, Iowa He will hear of something to his advantage. (Pilot, Boston, Mass.; May 6, 1882; Missing Friends column)

Of Catherine and Hanora Danahey (maiden name), from the neighborhood of Castle Gregory, County Kerry, who came to the United States a number of years ago. One is married to William Thornton, and the other to Thomas Healy. When last heard from, about ten years ago, they lived in Chicopee, Mass. Information of them will be thankfully received by their sister Mary, care of Timothy Morooney, Lycurgus, Allamakee County, Iowa. (Pilot, Boston, Mass.; November 4, 1882; Missing Friends column)

Of John McGeough, when last heard of three years ago this time was in Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas. Any informaton of him will be thankfully received by his brother, Frank McGeough, Rossville, Alamakee Co. Iowa. (Boston Pilot, 3/15/1884)

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